Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

WEBINAR: COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call for Food System Change in Africa

14 July 2020. COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call for Food System Change in Africa. A conversation with the African Union and Food Sovereignty Activists (AFSA) from all sub-regions of Africa.

AFSA Chairperson Dr Chris Macoloo (Kenya) asked following questions to representatives from the African Union Commission and activists from across the continent:
  • What guidance is the African Union giving to member states, and to what extent is it working?
  • Where are African people getting their food? How are the markets systems coping?
  • What is the situation of women and young people?
  • What is the impact on pastoralists and their livestock?
  • What is the situation north of the Sahara?
  • Where do we see the role of the industrial food system in the COVID crisis?
  • What are the implications for food sovereignty?
  • What is happening to support the transition to agroecology?
Webinar Speakers 
  • Dr Laila Lokosang CAADP Adviser Food and Nutrition Security @Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union 
  • Josephine Atangana Expert in gender and entrepreneurship @Platform of Farmers' Organizations of Central Africa (PROPAC) 
  • Omar Aziki A trade union activist in the agriculture sector. @North African Network for Food Sovereignty
  • Charles Dhewa - Knowledge Transfer Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Mariama Sonko - We are the solution West Africa

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